Dr. Carlton Young


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Birth Date
Deceased Date
Job Title
Composer & Arranger
Company Name
Hope Publishing Company

Dr. Carlton Young had a most interesting career as a composer, editor and arranger of church music for hymnals and for music publishers such as Hope Music. His passion for church music began in his childhood and continued to grow and develop after college. He served as editor for two editions of the United Methodist’s Hymnal, first in 1966 and again in 1989. His work with Hope included “Music of the Heart” in 1995 and “Our Lives Be Praise” in 1990. Mr. Young, who liked to be called Sam, was a friend and strong supporter of NAMM's Oral History project.